Monday, March 27, 2006

WOMEN Killed & Hurt in Iran

In commemoration of International Women’s Day, human rights activists have prepared a report on the condition of Iranian women and the widespread oppression on Iranian citizens during the year 2005.

Using this set of statitstics on women only, indicates a minute part of the tragic and intolerable conditions that Iranians are subjected to under the boot of the present rulers. The statistics shown below are the scant number of cases that the regime itself partially admits to, in its own media. Note that there are three separate networks of law enforcement, secret police, and nationwide sets of prisons governed by these self-reporting groups:

The arrested: (women only)

Political activists = 18 cases
Summoned to intelligence agencies = 11 cases
Indictments = 11 cases
Issued sentences = 4 cases
Issued execution sentences = 19 cases
Executions = 4 cases
Collective arrests = 1372

Names of a number of the arrested: (women only)

Elaheh Nazjou & Akram Eghbali -= Demonstrating in support of political prisoners in front of the United Nations offices in Tehran
Najmeh Omid-Parvar = Blogger
Homa Zarafshan, Gowhar Saleh-pour & Shahla Ansari = Political activists (Union for Democracy seekers in Iran)
Farzaneh Aghai & Maryam Araii = Demonstrating in front of Evin prison
Soheila Haydari & Massoumeh Pour-Bagher = Demonstrating at Ghal'eh Babak
Zaynab Ba'eezidee = Member of the Organization for the Defense of Human Rights in Iranian Kurdistan
Shahla Gol-abadi, Arezoo Shahriar & Roxana Amir-Khani = Taking part in commemoration of the 1989 massacre (of Mojahedeen)
Rayhaaneh Pour-Ghani = Editor-in-Chief of the Ghizel Owzan publication
Mrs. Salimi, Mrs. Razavi, Mrs. Hayat-Ghaybi & Mrs. Torabian = Wives of members of the board of directors of the Greater Tehran bus drivers union
Dr. Roya Tolouii = Battling the regime (probably filed as waging war against God")
Tonia Kaboud-vand & Namo Hedayati = Senior Editors of Payam'eh Mardom (The People's Message) publication
Leila Safari = Selling photo of Iranian hero Babak Khorram-Din (
Soraya Aziz-Panah = Publishing lies and falsehood
Elham Afroutan = Insulting the public order (probably a dress code violation)

Sentenced to Death: (women only)

Kobra = 50 years old
Fatemeh = 24 years old
Fatemeh = 28 years old
Fatemeh = 31 years old
Akram = 30 years old
Fatemeh M. = 37 years old
Zahra = 25 years old
Leila = 29 years old
Hajer Vafai = not known
Raaheleh = 25 years old
Akram = 27 years old
Massoumeh = 22 years old
Delara Darabi = 19 years old
Afsaneh = 22 years old
Nazenin = 17 years old
Azam Faryod Ghereh-Shirani =35 years old
Behjat = 35 years old
Akram = 25 years old
Azam Rezaii = 20 years old

Executed: (women only)

Roya = 28 years old, hanged
Akram N. = 25 years old, hanged
Massoumeh = age unknown, hanged in Evin prison
Raaheleh = 25 years old, hanged in Evin prison

Savagely beaten by Security and Intelligence forces: (women only)

Shahla Ansari
Maryam Araii
Sheeva Nazari-Ahari
Akram Eghbali
Massoumeh Baba-pour
Dr. Roya Tolouii

Mass arrests for intimidation or terrorizing purposes, culled from news reports: (women only)

15 women who were arrested for attending a party

8 actresses who were at a cast party where there was dancing and alcohol

1000 women who were wearing unsuitable and un-Islamic attire (bad veiling)

11 women who attended a non-governmentally supervised Friday prayers

22 girls for attending a social gathering

11 women for attending a party

4 for protesting

79 for bad veiling and unsuitable and un-Islamic attire

150 at the Sufi gathering in Qom

72 for lewdness

Womens' website that were filtered and blocked:

Zan'eh Iran (Iran's Woman)
Kaanoon'eh Zanaan'eh Iran (The Society of Iranian Women)
Tribun'eh Feministi
Zanaan'eh Iran Jahan (The Women of Iran's World)

The above numbers can safely be estimated to be about a third of the real facts on women, as the various "enforcement" groups never publish their statistics and operate under strict secrecy. A correlation ratio of men to women would probably show that men, in multiples of tens more than women, have faced the same treatment.

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